Jessicurl help!

For any of you gals who use Jessicurl products, I really could use your help...

I ordered the Jessicurl Light Collection and used it yesterday when I washed my hair... I'm very disappointed with the results. I pooed with the Gentle Lather Shampoo-- just my scalp and combed the lather through my hair-- then Aloeba conditioner as usual, with a little bit of honey added at the end. Rinsed upside down, sprayed Gelebration (I actually scrunched it in because the spritzer was being difficult), then scrunch out some water with a T-shirt. Then I scrunched in the Confident Coils Styling Solution (I tried not to use too much--she cautions that the prodcut is very concentrated) then diffused until 75% dry and then airdry the rest of the way-- exactly what she says to do on her website. I don't know if it was the diffusing while still wet that did it, but I have frizzy, barely holding curls with minimal definition and no volume. My hair is also very dry, especially on the canopy, which never happens-- I always seem to overcondition! I never diffuse while still wet, either... I need to plop until around 75% dry and then diffuse to get any volume at all. But in hopes to salvage some of the products, do any of you know how/what order/in what way I should use the products to get better curls? Next time I'm certainly going to wait to diffuse, but I'm still not so sure about the styling products. They felt oily on my hair when it was still wet, but somehow I'm all dried up and frizzy now. I got a sample of the Rockin' Ringlets, which I hear people really like, so I might try that instead of the Gelebration to see if I can get better hold/definition, but I'll probably go back to my regular gel (that has dimethicone in it ) so I can have nice hair for the weekend.

Any other help/tips/advice would sure be helpful! TIA!
Not all who wander are lost.

Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
I ordered some Jessicurl myself to experiment with.

Honestly, it sounds like you overworked your hair. If I do anything other than put in styler, plop for a few min and air dry, my hair goes INSANE!

Try putting in whatever stylers you want and then just leaving it alone until it dries.

Maybe putting some Aloeba in as a leavein would help as well?
Sarah - 3B/C, CG since 11/25/05

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Honestly, it sounds like you overworked your hair.

Try putting in whatever stylers you want and then just leaving it alone until it dries.

Maybe putting some Aloeba in as a leavein would help as well?
Originally Posted by betweenshades
I agree. And I think I'll leave in more Aloeba, too... I might have washed too much out. My hair doesn't do well with leave ins (I just look greasy), but I think I underestimated how much shampooing can dry me out, even if it is very gentle! And I'll try not fussing so much with my hair, too... I'll just follow my normal routein but just substituting the different products. I think we all get a little too excited when we try new products!

Thanks for the help!
Not all who wander are lost.

Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
Jessiecurl never worked on my hair typem thick 3b. I did give CCSS another chance 2 days ago and it worked. I found that I need to put the CCSS on first than gel. I'm going to try CCSS with rockin ringlets this weekend to see if it works. My hair has changed do much that stuff that didn't work is now working. Especiaaly since I heat DT once a week.
Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

PW- mymia
I was thinking about using the CCSS with gel too, except I was planning on putting in the gel first and then the CCSS to de-crunch it. So many people seem to love CCSS... I just know there's a way to use it that works for me. Let me know how your RR/CCSS and gel/CCSS experiments work out! Good luck!
Not all who wander are lost.

Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
I just CW hair and put in CK, CCSS and BRHG. I'll see what it looks like tomorrow morning. I never put creams over gel, because creams dull the hair and gels add shine. I will try CCSS and Rockin Ringlets this weekend, but the CCSS will go under the rockin ringlets.
Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

PW- mymia
Jessicurl did not work well with my hair at all. It was too expensive to try again, but I'll be watching this topic to see how your results turn out. I was suprised at my own experience...many people have had fantastic results with Jessicurl. Beaglecookie, I'm anxious to hear about your experiment too.
I just got out of the shower, and I can honestly say I think this is the best my hair has ever looked! I did everything the same that I usually do, except I scrunched in some CCSS before the Abba weightless gel, and voila, soft, defined, shiny curls! I think I may have over product-ed (my hair feels a little heavier than usual), but I'm so excited with the results! When I looked at the back of my hair using a mirror I literally said wow out loud! These are the times that I wish I had a digital camera to take pictures...

Edited: I thought that Abba weightless had dimethicone in it and was trying to look for a replacement, but it turns out that it has PEG-12 dimethicone, which is water soluable. Yay!
Not all who wander are lost.

Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
I still have 1/2 bottle of CCSS & RR both, b'coz I've never found a way to make them work for my hair. I have to use so much CCSS to get any hold & frizz control -- we're talking 1/4 bottle -- that it's just not practical. I really want to like those products. I love supporting small curly owned co's. But I think for many 3B's, Curls is a better bet for that. Every curly I know that loves JC products is a 3A.
3B, bra-strap length
laidback, very-modified CGer
HG: GF Sleek 'n Shine Leave-in; Alagio
Your right That's what I noticed to usually 2-3a hair does great on Jessicurl products. I think your using to much CCSS. Divide hair into 4 section and and put about a quarter size in hand and rank thru each hair sections . Try not to break up to much curls. I usually put CK in first if you have it. That helps out the frizz. after the CK and CCSS put in a good gel Biosilk, Abba or Aura. Maybe the Rockin ringlets is just not thick enough. I'm going to try CCSS and rockin ringlets tomorrow with CK. I'll post if it works.
Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

PW- mymia
If I were a 3b with any amount of thickness at all, I can't imagine Jessicurl products would work. But since my hair is SO thin and fine, not to mention 3a underneath, Jessicurl CCSS plus my Abba gel seems to give me just the right amount of hold. It passed the weekend test, so I'm going to wash again tomorrow and see if it holds up until Thursday-- wash day. But I'm so impressed with how it looked last Thursday I'm feeling very confident... But yes, for any 3b with normal to thick hair, I can see how Jessicurl products aren't the best. Thanks for all the input gals!
Not all who wander are lost.

Fine and thin 3a. PW: curls
I'm a 3a/b with medium thickness, and I like many of JC's products a lot. I use RR/CCSS every day.

However, when I wash, I definitely need to lay down some leave-in conditioner [Boots pink, Aveda Elixir or a little bit of Elucence MB] in order for the RR/CCSS to work. I tried Aloeba for this step, but it didn't work for me.

I use the trick where I mix 2 parts of RR to 1 part CCSS in the bottle and rake that through over the leave-in. It's a lot easier and gives me the hold I need along with the curl enhancement all in one.

On days I don't wash, I spritz with AI or water and smooth the RR/CCSS over top and then scrunch.

If I overwash with the HCC I definitely get frizz. It takes a light hand for me with that stuff.
What's AI? I'm going to try to mix RR and CCSS in a small bottle and try it out. Thanks for the advice.
Hair almost to waist. Brown with light brown highlights. 3b spiral curls. I love curly hair.

One C, CK, Re:coil, Boots , Abba Weightless, BRHG, Spiral Cream, Curls Ecstasy and Ouidad DT

PW- mymia
AI = Awe Inspiraling, one of my fav JC products

Sorry for the lingo!

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